$50/more qualifies for our Senior Scholarship; Tax ID: 824484032 for matching contributions. (Money donated for prom does not count)

POST PROM FAQs?

Q: When is Post Prom?

A: Junior Post Prom (after the school prom) is April 30-May 1st (midnight - 5am). Senior Post Prom (only this year 2022) is May 20-May 21 (midnight - 5am).

Q: Do I have to attend school prom to attend the post prom party?

A: No, you do not have to attend the school prom in order to attend the post prom party. It is actually recommended to change out of your prom clothes before you check-in for the post prom party. (Note: There will be no changing facilities available at the school). The school prom is in no way connected with the PP party.

Q: Can I attend both post-prom parties this year?

A: The Post Proms are for the respective grade and their guests. Students cannot attend both post proms unless they are in that class or are a Prom guest of someone in that class. You will have to get a free ticket to enter and a contract needs to be filled in and signed by the purchaser, their guests and their parent/guardian.

Q: Can guest be from outside of Algonquin School?

A: Yes you can bring any one as a guest, as long as they have been approved by school administration to attend the school prom. While ARHS students do not have to attend prom to attend the post prom party; non ARHS students MUST have attended the school prom (required in the post prom contract).

Q: Can I drive myself to and fro the PP party?

A: Yes, all night parking is allowed only at Algonquin with a parking permit for the post prom(s) you are attending. Permit will be provided at check-in. If you hold a ticket but do not check-in, parents/guardians are called for confirmation.

Q: How will we get to the PP party venue?

A: Check-in is at ARHS starting at 11:45pm. Last bus leaves at 12:30am. You are then bused directly to NESC and bused back to ARHS by 5:15 am. No student is allowed entry directly at NESC.

Q: Should I bring any food, just in case?

A: The APTO has been hosting this safe post prom party for a while now. Food and drinks will be plentiful throughout the night.

Q: What if my student has special request or other need?

A: Please reach out to Sue Distler at 774-249-0182/ sue.distler@gmail.com for post prom related special requests/accommodation

Q: What's so special about the post prom party?

A: The PP party is a FREE, fun, safe, substance free Algonquin post-prom tradition. Some of the activities you can expect are and not limited to - ice-skating (all equipment provided), a mechanical bull, remote control micro car racing, Hippo Crunch inflatable, airbrush tattoo artists, caricaturists, photo souvenirs, arcade games (we provide the coins!), DJ, a hypnotist, and more.

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Teacher Appreciation 2022 May2nd-6th

We have planned some special treats for our faculty, staff, and administration this week. Monday, May 2nd they will each receive mini-bundt cakes and on Friday, May 6th we will be providing breakfast. Please use the link above if you are interested in donating to help express appreciation for all that our faculty, staff, and administration does for our students.

Next Algonquin PTO ZOOM Meeting, Tues, 05/10/22 6:30pm

Please register for our next zoom meeting. Principal Bevan will be present at the beginning as always, to answer any questions and clarify doubts.

Agenda:

  • Principal update: Junior Post Prom Feedback, carnival, graduation, last day of school

  • Chair update : Junior AND Senior Post Prom Parties, APTO scholarships, Ice Cream Social, Teacher Appreciation

  • Treasurer update:

  • Administrative : Lists that have been updated

  • Communications update: Communications Coordinator position currently open

  • Action/Discussion Items: Bylaws update, vote for new board members

  • Next Meeting Date: October 2022

Algonquin PTO is a non-profit, 501c3 organization. We welcome new parents/caregivers and look forward to strongly advocating for the Northborough-Southborough Parent Community. #arhspto

Ice Cream Social Thursday May 19th during Lunch

We will be hosting an ice cream social for all students during lunches on Thursday May 19th. Please join us for scooping and serving ice cream! Please use the above link to sign up.

Prom Safety

Dr. Safdar Medina

Prom is an emotional milestone for teens and parents alike. Students look forward to celebrating well into the night and making memories to last a lifetime before saying goodbye to friends and heading off to college. Parents cherish seeing how much their child has grown.


With prom come many adult choices for teens, some of which have real effects on their health. Here are some points to discuss with your teen well before the prom.


  • Exclude tanning beds and use of tanning products from pre-prom preparations. They cause premature skin aging and skin cancer.


  • Avoid compliments about weight to girls and to boys.


  • Know your teen’s itinerary for the entire evening and with whom he/she will be with. Decide on an appropriate curfew. Talk with friends’ parents.


  • Planned post prom celebrations in a controlled environment are the safest way for teens to enjoy the night.


  • Discuss drugs, marijuana and alcohol with your teen; 42% of youths who talk with parents regularly about substance abuse will just say no.


  • Know your teen’s mode of transportation. Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for those ages 15-20 years. Have them take a pledge to avoid using alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs. If they do end up trying substances, tell them you will pick them up, without judgement.

  • If hosting a pre or post prom party make sure that teens have no access to alcohol or marijuana. Review the expectation that no substances will be allowed.


  • Talk with your teen about sexual pressures he or she may face well before prom. You can send a text to your teen at some point during the evening, giving them the possibility of an “out” if they need it.


  • Remember: Let your teens know that if they find themselves in a jam, they will be picked up at any time, anywhere, no questions asked.

Junior and Senior Post Prom Volunteer Sign Ups

We need many hands to help on the day of the two parties. Sophomore and Freshmen parents are encouraged to please consider helping and find out what it’s all about.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Distribute tickets during lunch periods the week of the prom

  • Set-up at New England Sports Center 10:00pm to 11:30pm

  • Check in students at Algonquin 11:30pm to 12:45am

  • Chaperone Junior PPP 12 am to 5am (no junior parents)

  • Chaperone Senior PPP 12 am to 5am (no senior parents)

  • 2 Volunteers to pick up food donations from various establishments and drop-off at NESC

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POST PROM PARTY FUNDRAISER

Show your Algonquin pride AND help support the Junior and Senior Post Prom Parties!


Stratton Way Designs will donate 20% of "ALGONQUIN LOGO" related sales (27oz Tumbler $25, 19oz Tumbler $20 and 12oz wine tumbler $15) to the APTO post prom parties until 05/20! Visit their facebook page to place your order. Stratton Way Fundraiser


#arhspostprom22 #arhspto


Donate to JUNIOR, SENIOR or Both Post Prom Parties

Click here


**PARENTS & WELLWISHERS**

The APTO is planning to host 2 post prom parties this 2022 year (for Juniors as well as Seniors who could not celebrate Jr prom last year, due to COVID). Hosting 2 post prom parties is expensive (~$16,000 each). We are going to need more support from you than usual. Every bit counts. Your input is VITAL. A JPPP page with details about the post prom and a thank you to our donors page, have been added.

Thank You To Our Donors!

(scroll down for the entire list of donors to junior, senior & either prom)

Thank you to our Donors

Rid Yourself of Your Unwanted, Outgrown, Stained or Ripped Clothing!

EDIT: March 2022: 805 lbs (0.4 tons) of textiles collected

25 BILLION LBS of textiles are trashed each year! Help our planet & the APTO by pitching your unwanted/unused/ outgrown/ orphaned or outdated purchases into the PICTURED bin outside the band room in the ROTUNDA!

We encourage all faculty/staff, caregivers, parents and students to participate in this very satisfying fundraising opportunity, which is available to you (your extended family, friends, and neighbors) every day throughout the year.

Just bag up your clean textiles in any condition (except wet or moldy. Stained or ripped are fine to bin) and toss them in the bin located outside the band rooms in the rotunda.

#arhspto

NSBORO K-12 School District Is Hiring!


The NSBoro K-12 School District is hiring for their Food Services Department - regular, substitute and other positions as well (Elementary, Middle & High School). So many great reasons to be employed at the hours your child is in school!

Details and application: www.nsboro.k12.ma.us/Page/827 or call HR at 508-486-5115.

#arhspto

Helpful school links

COVID-19 Helpful Community Links!

APTO has put together some helpful links. Please feel free to add to these resources by sending us an email or commenting via our social media posts. Much thanks to Laura Ziton for supplying some of the links. School nurse, Ms. Caron, shared a great article about the positive impact social distancing can have on the spread of a virus and here is one more on the importance of establishing a routine when your regular one has been disrupted.

SCHOOL LINKS

Travel Information

FEE Travel Test Sites:

CVS (Shrewsbury, Framingham, Milford)--For travel testing, there is a fee- Not covered by insurance, book online

https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing/voluntary-testing?icid=mc_poct_disqual_cpay


CareWell-(Northborough, Framingham)--For travel testing, there is a fee--Not covered by insurance, book online

https://www.carewellurgentcare.com/centers/


ARC Labs, Southborough. Not covered by insurance, book online

https://www.arcpointlabs.com/southborough-framingham/covid-testing-options/


ProEMS, Cambridge, Not covered by insurance, book online

https://covidtesting.proems.com/


CIC: Newton, Cambridge, Not covered by insurance, book online

https://www.cic-health.com/individuals

Vacation Stay Safe Activities:

Mass.gov Department of Conservation & Recreation

Free Fun Things to do with Kids in Boston

NORTHBOROUGH

SOUTHBOROUGH

APTO has put together some helpful links. Please feel free to add to these resources by sending us an email or commenting via our social media posts. Much thanks to Laura Ziton for supplying some of the links. School nurse, Ms. Caron, shared a great article about the positive impact social distancing can have on the spread of a virus and here is one more on the importance of establishing a routine when your regular one has been disrupted.

SCHOOL LINKS

Travel Information

FEE Travel Test Sites:

CVS (Shrewsbury, Framingham, Milford)--For travel testing, there is a fee- Not covered by insurance, book online

https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing/voluntary-testing?icid=mc_poct_disqual_cpay


CareWell-(Northborough, Framingham)--For travel testing, there is a fee--Not covered by insurance, book online

https://www.carewellurgentcare.com/centers/


ARC Labs, Southborough. Not covered by insurance, book online

https://www.arcpointlabs.com/southborough-framingham/covid-testing-options/


ProEMS, Cambridge, Not covered by insurance, book online

https://covidtesting.proems.com/


CIC: Newton, Cambridge, Not covered by insurance, book online

https://www.cic-health.com/individuals

Vacation Stay Safe Activities:

Mass.gov Department of Conservation & Recreation

Free Fun Things to do with Kids in Boston

NORTHBOROUGH

SOUTHBOROUGH